Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Customer Services Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 26th April, 2022 3.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Arc, Clowne

Contact: Tom Scott  Governance Officer Email:

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Stan Fox and Sandra Peake and Vicky Dawson (Assistant Director - Housing Management & Enforcement) and Deborah Whallett (Housing Enforcement Manager).



Declarations of interest

Members should declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and Non Statutory Interest as defined by the Members’ Code of Conduct in respect of:


a)  any business on the agenda

b)  any urgent additional items to be considered

c)  any matters arising out of those items and if appropriate, withdraw from the meeting at the relevant time.



 There were no declarations of interest made.



Review of Council-owned Adapted Accommodation pdf icon PDF 330 KB

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The Scrutiny & Elections Officer presented the final version of the review report to Members, following extensive consultation on the final draft with service officers and the Portfolio Holder (Housing).  Members agreed the report was an accurate reflection of the evidence that had been discussed during the course of the review.


The Scrutiny & Elections Officer notified Members of specific comments by the service managers during the drafting of the final report:


(1)  Whilst officers appreciated the desire to improve mapping of the housing stock data, it was felt that mapping within Local Insight (Recommendation 1.5) would not be as beneficial as mapping within the GIS system (Recommendation 1.4) as the population deprivation data was not necessarily reflective of our tenant population.  As such it was felt the recommendation would not lead to any noticeable improvements for the work that would be involved in implementation.


(2)  Whilst officers appreciate the demographic analysis completed, again it was noted that this was reflective of the whole of the population in the District, not out tenant population.  As such, while useful data, it may not be a fully accurate indication of where demand would come from. 


Based on officer comments, the Scrutiny & Elections Officer asked Members to consider whether Recommendation 1.5 should be removed as it would not add value.


Moved by Councillor Ray Heffer and seconded by Councillor Rose Bowler

RESOLVED that Recommendation 1.5 be removed from the report prior to submission to Executive for approval.

(Scrutiny & Elections Officer)